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Today we are highlighting our U.S. Government Information section here in Special Collections, as well as, showcasing the University’s upcoming celebrations in honor of Constitution Day.

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. UL Lafayette and the Dupré library will be celebrating Constitution Day, Monday September 18, 2023. The schedule of events are as follows:

  • 9 a.m. in the outside area between Judice-Rickels and Wharton - Public reading of the US Constitution with voter registration tables.
  • 11 a.m. in Dupré Library - Naturalization ceremony with a special performance by the UL Choir.
  • 4 p.m. in the Helma Constantine Forum in the Student Union - "Secrecy, The Deep State, and the Constitution" keynote address by Dr. Nick Cullather, Department of History at Indiana University.

A special thanks to the College of Liberal Arts, the Guilbeau Fund, the Department of History, Geography, and Philosophy, the Student Government Association, the University Honors Program, the Office of First-Year Experience, Edith Garland Dupré Library, and the Constitution Day Committee.

For more information on United States Civics or Constitution resources please check out our Federal Depository Library as well as U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)

GPO is also an official partner with the Civics Renewal Network.

Special Collections - US Government Information

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Fun Fact Friday is brought to you by Special Collections.